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New Albums

Manhattan Transfer’s “Songbook” features Christian McBride guest appearance

Jazz vocal group, Manhattan Transfer, is wrapping up their long-awaited new release, The Chick Corea Songbook, with the help of guest bassist Christian McBride. The release features vocal interpretations of popular songs from Corea’s vast library, including “Free Samba”, a new tune written for the album. Other guest musicians include Fred Hersch, Airto, Edsel Gomez, Lou Marini and Alex Acuna....

New Albums

Sara Wasserman debuts “Solid Ground” with Rob Wasserman & Christian McBride

Sara Wasserman, the daughter of legendary bassist Rob Wasserman debuts Solid Ground, an album seven years in the making. Solid Ground features Rob Wasserman as a guest musician, along with Aaron Neville, bassist Christian McBride, Lou Reed, turntablist DJ Logic, Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins and Living Colour’s Vernon Reid. Preview the album: Amazon.com Widgets Sara’s had quite the musical...

Bass Videos

SuperBass: Two For The Blues

We’ve been following John Goldsby on Twitter for a while now, and he’s one of the great friends to us and many others there. So as we were browsing for videos of John, I ran into this one. Four bass players, a vocalist and a drummer playing a phone book. I couldn’t resist. The four bassists include John, plus John...

New Albums

New Release: Kind of Brown by Christian McBride & Inside Straight

Jazz bassist Christian McBride has released “Kind of Brown”, the debut album by his quintet Inside Straight. In addition to McBride, the quintet includes Eric Scott Reed on piano, Steve Wilson on sax, Carl Allen on drums and Warren Wolf on vibes. The album is an energetic acoustic jazz recording featuring seven original compositions, and includes renditions of “Where Are...

Bass Videos

Christian McBride & Niels Pederson’s bass duo: Bye Bye Blackbird

This is becoming double bass week, I think. And for good reason – there’s a ton of videos of great upright players coming our way. Today we double the double bassists with this performance of “Bye Bye Blackbird” by Christian McBride and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, during the Concert for Ray Brown.

Concerts & Tours

Christian McBride tour update

Bassist Christian McBride is on road with his quintet, Christian McBride & Inside Straight. Here are the dates for the summer: June 11: Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA June 12: Anthology in San Diego, CA June 13 & 14: Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA Jun 15: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA June 17-20: Catalina’s Bar and Grill in...

Superbass: Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Christian McBride Play “Blue Monk”
Bass Videos

Superbass: Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Christian McBride Play “Blue Monk”

Wow. Check out Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Christian McBride with the WDR Big Band!

New Albums

Five Peace Band Live

Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, who first played together with Miles Davis in the 60s and later went on to form their own groups in the 70s, came together in 2008 to form Five Peace Band. The band, along with the help of bassist Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett on sax, and Vinnie Colaiuta and Brian Blade on drums, toured Europe...

Concerts & Tours

Christian McBride and Stanley Clarke to perform at Detroit International Jazz Festival

This year marks the 30th of this critically acclaimed jazz festival. Many of the best Jazz musicians from around the world will travel to Detroit and help celebrate this historical event, those of which include the talents of Christian McBride, Stanley Clarke, and many, many others. Christian McBride will perform with his new quintet. Stanley Clarke, on the other hand,...

Concerts & Tours

Christian McBride joins James Carter for Blue Note gig

Sax man James Carter has put together quite a group to perform at the Blue Note in NY next month. The line up includes Christian McBride on bass, John Medeski on organ, Adam Rogers on guitar and Joey Baron on drums. The group will be recording a live album for Half Note Records during the multi-night gig. The band will...

News

Bassist takes center stage at the Detroit International Jazz Festival

The Detroit International Jazz Festival turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, has named renowned bassist, composer and arranger John Clayton as Artist-in-Residence. As a central part of his residency, Clayton has been commissioned to create a piece honoring the contributions of the Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin) to the world of jazz. The festival has been subtitled “Keepin’...

New Albums

Christian McBride joins Mike Clark on “Blueprints of Jazz”

Drummer Mike Clark has released a new album in Talking House Records’s “Blueprints of Jazz” series. For “Vol. 1“, Clark enlisted Christian McBride for the standup bass role. Patrice Rushen joins on piano, Jed Levy on tenor sax, and Donald Harrison on alto sax. Track Listing: 1. In The House 2. Like That 3. 10th Ave. 1957 4. Past Lives...